I'm Andrew Bales. I'm a motivated learner who's excited by a good challenge. As a PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati, I proposed a course of study with the School of Information Technology to address composition problems my students were facing in the classroom. With the help of local meetups and communities like Free Code Camp, I've developed and deployed projects with Ruby on Rails, Node, React, and gave back by creating local data projects and designing the ruby gem Hexit.
Since then, I've partnered with the Digital Media Collaborative to develop and teach Writing Fiction in the Digital Age. I've also worked with university library staff as a collections developer to produce a public-facing website to explore data from The Elliston Project.
Over the years, I've worked as a designer, an NPR radio researcher and host, an editor on a national fiction magazine, and founded a community arts magazine and an annual local music festival. I'm now exploring machine learning, VR, and AR, and can't wait to see all the ways that information, design, and learning collide!